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Congressman Higgins announces over $1.828 million for Buffalo Niagara International Airport


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced $1,828,253 in federal funding for improvements to the Buffalo Niagara International Airport.

"Big changes are coming to the Buffalo Niagara International Airport and these federal funds will contribute to a number of projects aimed at improving efficiencies and the passenger experience," said Congressman Higgins.

"We are grateful for the tremendous support we received from Congressman Higgins," said Kimberley Minkel, NFTA, Executive Director. "This funding will help improve the safety of the airport and provide for the airport's continued growth as we continue to attract economic development to Western New York. It will also allow us to continue to provide award winning personal and business travel services for our many customers. "

The funding comes in two separate federal grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The NFTA will receive $856,388 for a project to expand the airport's Remain Overnight Apron (RON) apron, enhancing the airport's capacity to meet RON demand.   An additional grant of $971,865 will allow for land acquisition and structure demolition of property which currently lies within the airport's Runway 14 End Protection Zone (RPZ).

In addition to these improvements, Buffalo Niagara International Airport is planning more than $70 million in upgrades to the terminal which are scheduled to be underway over the next couple years.

The Buffalo Niagara International Airport serves close to 5 million passengers annually.

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